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‘In our grief, rage and love’ says mother of Indigenous man killed by RCMP

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

This article contains accounts of police violence, as well as accounts of racism and hate against Indigenous people that could be triggering. Please read with care.

A busy pier forms the backdrop to the small courtyard next to Island Funeral Services funeral home in Campbell River on July 20. Alunaye, Laura Holland sits in the shade of a nearby maple tree, waiting for the memorial ceremony for her son to begin. 

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Campbell River RCMP may have gunned down an innocent man

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The Campbell River RCMP may have gunned down an innocent man when they killed Jared Lowndes on July 8, 2021. 

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Vancouver seeking $20 million grant to capture and clean rainfall

By Natasha Bulowski, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The federal government is inviting the City of Vancouver to apply for up to $20 million in funding for natural infrastructure projects to support the city’s strategy to capture and clean rainfall with natural solutions.

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A billion marine creatures may have perished in the heat

Close to a billion marine creatures may have perished in BC’s recent heat wave

What happened? 

“We had some of the hottest weather we’ve ever had and it happened to be on days with very low, low tides and that combination was pretty lethal for a lot of things,” explained Dr Chris Harley, a marine biologist at the University of British Columbia.

He said the one billion death estimate was obtained through calculations of mussel populations.  

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Heat wave: Campfire Ban

In the midst of heat wave that is breaking temperatures across British Columbia, the BC Wildfire Service is imposing a ban on all open fires, including campfires, fireworks, tiki torches, outdoor stoves, sky lanterns, and/or burn barrels in the Greater Campbell River area. 

This prohibition will remain in effect until noon on Oct. 15, 2021, or until the order is rescinded.

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